Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Hudelot Noellat
Country: France Region: Burgundy
District: Clos de Vougeot
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
(AM=91-94) A pretty, cool and restrained nose reluctantly offers up notes of red currant, earth, humus and a hint of violet, all of which is trimmed in a discreet application of wood. The vibrant and detailed flavors are not especially concentrated (though they're certainly not dilute) but I like the punch plus the moderately austere finish is more refined than it typically is. Solid if not sensational quality here.
(RP=91-93+) Aromas of wild berries, cassis, incense, smoked duck and rose hip introduce the 2017 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, a full-bodied, ample and layered wine that's quite charming and open-knit by the standards of Clos Vougeout and even by the standards of this routinely elegant cuvee. Framed by fine-grained tannins, it's pure, fleshy and elegant, and it should shine at a comparatively early age.
(AG=89-91) The 2017 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru offers lilting red berry fruit laced with cola and crushed stone on the nose, although I would have liked more presence and intensity at this stage. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin and quite masculine in style. The rather simple finish needs more minerality.